CRPF land to go to Dayal Singh College

May 13th, 2008 - 3:14 am ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The central government is giving Dayal Singh College land belonging to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to compensate for the area the Delhi Metro has taken for its upcoming Lodhi Road line, the college authorities said Monday. “We have been protesting against Delhi Metro’s efforts to take our land meant for a girl’s hostel and playground. Finally, Urban Development Minister S. Jaipal Reddy has assured to give us an alternative land adjacent to our college,” said Sachin N., president of the Dayal Singh College Teachers Association.

“The ministry has started paper work to transfer 2,220 sq m of land from CRPF to us. The process will take nearly a month,” he told IANS.

Sachin said Delhi Metro chief E. Sreedharan has “expressed concern about our loss of property due to Metro construction and has written letters to the land owning authorities”.

For the last one year, the college authorities are protesting the Metro move to take over their land to construct its line and a station. The Delhi Metro construction at Lodi Road is part of its Phase-II work, which aims to complete a 120 km long network before the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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